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Centre d'Etudes Franco-Americain International School of Management

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CEFAM International School Of Business and Management

CEFAM – International School of Management

CEFAM (Centre d’Etudes Franco-Americain) was founded in 1986 to respond to the growing internationalization of markets and companies. The school prepares its students for careers in management, not only through the content of its programs but also through its academic organization, in association with several renowned American Universities.

CEFAM is the only school in France that allows all of its students to simultaneously obtain two recognized degrees: One French and the other American, in partnership with AACSB accredited American Universities.

The CEFAM Programs follow the American Liberal Arts in education and offer both Business (finance, marketing, management …) and General Education courses (history, arts, French language class ...). All courses are taught in English by English native speakers.


Degrees delivered:

Students can either study for 3 years in Lyon and spend the 4th year in accredited Partner University to get a dual degree:

French Professional Master diploma “manager des organisations internationales” certified level I and a Bachelor in Business Administration from one of our US partner schools.

Or study for 4 year in Lyon to get the Master diploma and pursue a MBA in the United States. GMAT is waived and scholarships are available at our partner schools.

The CEFAM also provides students with study abroad opportunities allowing students to live in France for a semester (fall & spring), or a summer session, while pursuing their college education.

All credits earned at CEFAM can be transferred to the students' home university.


Lyon, France, the best city to study:

Come study in Lyon, Its remarkable location in proximity to Provence, the Mediterranean, the Alps, and the large wine region makes Lyon one of the most charming and attractive city in France.

The 2000 year old historic center is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site; artistic creativity thrives and cultural activities abound all year round. Lyon truly offers a wide palette of cultural events of international standing.

Lyon's fine cuisine is an integral part of the local way of life. The city is the capital of French gastronomy and offers a choice between the popular charm of its famous “bouchon” bistros, the refined elegance of its two-and-three-star gourmet restaurants, and the warm lively atmosphere of its open air markets.

- Rated # 1 city for students

- 2nd largest metropolitan area in France

- 2,000 year-old historic center recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site

- Capital of French gastronomy

- Wonderful location at the heart of Europe makes traveling easy

- 2 hours away from the Alps ski resorts


Join us for a summer, semester or for your entire studies

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Application Deadline (fall intake): July 31st

Application Deadline (Spring intake): November 30th



Dominique Bert